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Biographical Information

This guide will show you the best ways to find information about people, be they authors, scholars, historical figures or contemporary newsmakers.

Indexes and Full-Text Online Resources

While other resources listed in this guide include literary subjects, the resources below cover them specifically.

Special Collections Research Center

A rich source of material is the Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, which contains over 100 oral history interviews recorded from 1977 onward.

The Special Collections Research Center is also home to the Peal Collection, which contains personal writings (e.g., diaries, letters) of the writers of the Romantic Period and other European writers. In fact, the personal papers of many significant writers can be found in the Special Collections Research Center.

See the following Research Guides for more material on literary figures: